ProLine for standardized tests

ProLine is the ideal testing machine for function tests on components and standard tests on materials. Used in conjunction with our intuitive ZwickRoell testing software, ProLine materials testing machines offer fast, easy operation. All test programs can be used. Development and manufacture of ProLine, including all mechanical, electronic and software components, together with the comprehensive range of accessories, takes place at ZwickRoell's production facility in Germany, enabling optimum matching of all items.
ProLine 50 kN with Makro extensometer and wedge grips

Key advantages and features

Integrated safety in accordance with the EC Machinery Directive

The statutory safety requirements of the EC Machinery Directive are implemented in all ZwickRoell machines, while an EC Declaration of Conformity accompanies every machine. The most state-of-the-art safety technology and proven industrial components that comply with the highest safety and industrial standards (IEC 60947 etc.) are used. The highest degree of safety for user and testing system is guaranteed.

Powerful drives

  • Extremely low minimum speeds can be set, combined with high speed-stability. The drive also delivers high crosshead-travel resolution. This is important in cases such as component tests with especially demanding travel-precision requirements, or tests on specimens with high stiffness and short travel.
  • The high test-speed range can be used without restriction. In addition, test loads up to 110% of machine nominal load are permissible to compensate for heavy combinations of test fixtures, accessories etc.
  • Faster return speeds mean reduced cycle times and increased test throughput. The motor employs zero-maintenance AC technology.

High stiffness and precise crosshead guidance

Two steel columns provide highly accurate guidance for ProLine's moving crosshead. The stiff load-frame profile and generous connecting surfaces reduce the inclination angle of the crosshead under load, enabling very precise alignment and application of force to the specimen. This is advantageous for flexure tests, compression tests, precision tests on components etc.

Safety for the Entire Testing System

The two-channel safety circuit, including Emergency STOP, crosshead limit stop switch and interlinked accessories, Drive OFF switch and motor brake function, together with the operation mode switch, ensure enhanced safety during setup. The CE-compliant electrically interlocked safety device prevents interference with the machine during the test.

Exclusively at ZwickRoell: Xforce Load Cells

Patented Xforce load cells are developed and manufactured by ZwickRoell, and offer outstanding accuracy and high resistance to parasitic influences. Parasitic influences such as temperature and transverse forces have significantly less impact on test results than other comparable sensors. Xforce load cells are also very robust and more resistant to factors such as transverse forces during compression and flexure tests.

Mechanical Modularity

Mechanical modularity enables the testing system to be expanded by the wide range of ZwickRoell test fixtures and specimen grips or with customized devices. This is where the highly adaptable, play-free plug and T-slot system comes into its own, backed by a wide variety of crosshead mount options. Specimen grips and test tools can be changed whenever required, enabling a wide range of tests to be performed with the same testing machine and allowing rapid, highly flexible adaptation to the current testing situation.

Short delivery times

The very short delivery time for ProLine materials testing machines - 2 weeks - makes it possible to get started with testing quickly and without losing valuable time.

ZwickRoell Engineering—Made in Germany

The development and manufacture of materials testing machines, including all mechanical, electronic and software components, together with our comprehensive range of accessories, takes place at ZwickRoell's production facility in Germany, enabling us to create a product that is perfectly harmonized. Each materials testing machine is made of the highest quality standard enabling ZwickRoell to offer the best possible support.

Description of application

By targeting ProLine specifically at standardized tests on materials and components it has been possible to achieve particularly simple, compact operation for these testing machines.

Standardized tests on components are many and varied. Examples include testing plug and spring contacts in the electrical industry, checking joining and pressing procedures on precision engineered components and ring-stiffness tests on reel-cores and pipe sections.

In the packaging and food industries there are stackability tests on plastic containers and cardboard boxes, open-and-close tests on snap-on lids, pull-off tests on can lids, tear-growth and adhesion tests on plastic films and hoses and pull-off tests on carrying-handles.

Technical overview

General

  • ProLine is available with test speeds from 0.0005 to 1500 mm/min, depending on type. Testing machine speed is independent of the test load.
  • The high test-speed range can be used without restriction. In addition, test loads up to 110% of machine nominal load are permissible to compensate for heavy combinations of test fixtures, accessories etc.
  • ProLine is available for test loads up to 100 kN and with test area heights from 1050 mm to 1450 mm.
  • ProLine can be operated with standard commercial PCs or laptops and requires no special expansion card.

up to 20 kN

5 to 20 kN

Type

Z005 TN

Z010 TH[1]

Z020 TN

Item No.

Test load, max. (Fmax)

Test area

Test-area height:

height (dimension P) without accessories

Max. height at bottom of moving crosshead travel, without accessories

Test-area width

Load frame

Load frame depth:

Weight:

Load-frame height:

height with leveling elements

Load-frame width:

width

width with machine electronics

depth with drive base

overall depth with machine electronics

with machine electronics, approx.

Lower mounting stud Ø (included in delivery)

Average noise level at vmax measured at 1 m from front of machine

Drive

Crosshead return speed, max.

2000

750

mm/min

Crosshead speed vmin to vmax

Crosshead return speed, max.

Accuracy of set speed

Drive travel resolution

Electrical supply (Ph, N, PE)

Power input specifications

Power consumption (full load), approx.

800

800

800

800

VA

  1. For the ProLine Z010 TH testing machine, the maximum overall weight for specimen grips and tools mounted on the crosshead is 20 kg.

30 kN - 100 kN

30 to 100 kN

Type

Z030 TN

Z050 TN

Z100 TN

Item No.

059022

Test load, max. (Fmax)

100

Test area

Test-area height:

Height (dimension P), without accessories

1360

mm

Test-area width

640

mm

Test-area height:

Height (dimension P), without accessories

Test-area width

Load frame

Load-frame height:

height with leveling elements

1829

mm

Load frame width:

Load-frame width:

width

1070

mm

width with machine electronics

1205

mm

Load-frame depth:

depth with drive base

602

mm

overall depth with machine electronics

645

mm

Weight:

with machine electronics, approx.

530

kg

Lower mounting stud Ø (included in delivery)

60

mm

Average noise level at vmax measured at 1 m from front of machine

71

dB(A)

Load-frame height:

height with leveling elements

Load frame width:

width

width with machine electronics

Load-frame depth:

depth with drive base

overall depth with machine electronics

with machine electronics, approx.

Lower mounting stud Ø (included in delivery)

Average noise level at vmax measured at 1 m from front of machine

Drive

Crosshead speed vmin to vmax

0.0005 to 300

mm/min

Crosshead return speed, max.

500

800

mm/min

Crosshead speed vmin to vmax

Crosshead return speed, max.

Drive travel resolution

Electrical supply (Ph, N, PE)

Power input specifications

Power consumption (full load), approx.

800

1600

1600

VA

testXpert III Testing Software

Powerful, innovative testControl II machine electronics

Innovative testControl II Machine Electronics

All of ZwickRoell's materials testing machines are equipped with the powerful testControl II measurement and control electronics, offering the ideal basis for precise, reproducible test results.

  • The electronics are installed vertically on the load frame to prevent liquids and from entering the unit and contact with conductive particles.
  • The high-quality finish protects testControl II from external influences. The components used are highly durable.

testControl II Machine Electronics & testXpert III Testing Software Make a Great Team

testXpert III testing software and testControl II machine electronics are perfectly matched, ensuring safe and efficient operation of the materials testing machine. testXpert III provides the optimum solution for any testing requirement.

Flexibility Through Modularity

testControl II has six flexible time-synchronized slots, allowing multiple sensors to be used simultaneously and monitored and safeguarded regardless of use.

  • As an example, an extensometer and a transverse strain extensometer can be used in addition to the load cell.
  • If the testing system is equipped with several load cells or additional sensors, these can all remain plugged in. All sensors which are plugged in will then automatically be protected against overloads.

Machine compliance correction

The high-quality drive technology plus online correction of machine compliance enable very high travel-measurement and positioning accuracy. testXpert III automatically determines the optimum curve, ensuring maximum possible accuracy for travel measurement and positioning via the crosshead displacement transducer.

High Data Transmission Rate

Synchronous 500 Hz measured-value acquisition-rate delivers fast measurement with maximum reproducibility (regardless of number of measurement channels). The measured-value acquisition-rate can optionally be increased to 2000 Hz. The high data transmission rate enables fast measurement with maximum reproducibility. This is highly advantageous for high-speed tests, short brittle-fracture events and in tear-growth, adhesion and peel tests.

System Monitoring

testControl II system monitoring provides the user/laboratory manager with detailed information on the current status and level of utilization of the testing equipment. This enables further increases in testing equipment availability and greatly simplifies maintenance planning and spares/replacement procurement.

Fast, Adaptive Drive Controller

The high drive control frequency of 1000 Hz delivers fast, precise force and strain control. Benefits include enabling components to be loaded very quickly and accurately with a predetermined force.

Maximum Accuracy

High (24-bit) resolution and A/D converter with 400 kHz sampling rate for maximum measured-value accuracy combined with large measurement range. As an example, even the smallest force changes on the specimen can still be recorded and displayed accurately.

Innovative Interfaces

The innovative EtherCat® interface is incorporated as standard. The time-synchronized real-time Ethernet field bus system ensures future-proof integration of sensors and power units.

Eco Mode

testControl II electronics switch automatically to eco-mode when not in use, saving energy.

Ergonomic Remote Control with Display

Tests can be performed entirely via the remote control, independent of the PC. All important information is shown on the display. Machine operation is therefore more ergonomic and effective. The rocker-switch with integrated dial makes positioning fast yet highly accurate.

A Standard Made in Germany

We manufacture products with maximum care and precision and supply state-of-the-art solutions for research and development to customers from every sector and industry. Our testing machines embody the proverbial quality of "Made in Germany." All of our testing systems comply with the current EC Machinery Directive.

Experience this yourself at our annual exhibition, testXpo, in Ulm.

Dr. Jan Stefan Roell
testXpo tent
  • Made in Germany
  • Safety for the entire testing system
  • Ergonomic operation
  • Flexible and ready for the next generation of technology
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